Have you ever been asked that question? My 8 year-old is struggling to cope (as are we all) with the recent death of his grandmother. She was a beloved woman in her community, church and family. She was gentle, compassionate, … Continue reading Daddy, Where Is Grandma Now?
If the answer is “yes,” then my second question is, do you know how snapchat works? If you are like me, then you have trouble keeping up with all of the apps and technology out there. My wife helps me … Continue reading Does Your Child Snapchat?
You’ve probably been tempted to do it….. Let’s call it “candy-paid silence.” You are in the store and your little one is getting out of control. Upset that you won’t buy them the latest bright shiny object from the toy … Continue reading Candy-Paid Silence
Physical Toughness When I was playing college baseball, I remember a particularly hot day at practice when our coach kept making the team run lap after lap after lap around the ballfield. Every time we stopped at home plate after … Continue reading Spiritual Toughness
Do you withhold the rod? The American Academy of Pediatrics says that you should never spank your child.1 The Academy sites all sorts of studies from a broad swath of culture and claims that a spank is basically more harmful … Continue reading Spanking
If you have a child and they are over the age of three they might be requesting a cell phone on their Christmas list this year. I am being a bit facetious, but it seems like these days, children younger … Continue reading Christmas/Children/Cell Phones
Do you remember the phrase “just say no” as a kid? I remember this phrase and the t-shirts that came with it during the Reagan administrations war on drugs. Drugs still ruin many families across the U.S. each year, but … Continue reading PARENTS……..“JUST SAY NO”
Do you yell at your spouse or children? Think about it. You may not even realize that yelling is your modus operandi. If you are in the habit of yelling and don’t notice it, trust me, people around you do. … Continue reading Yelling
I’m not talking about when the lights are turned out at night and the room is dark. Although, I think there are plenty of arguments about why this could be scary, it is a different type of darkness that I … Continue reading It’s ok to be afraid of the dark
It’s hard to believe but it’s true. Many states are moving toward birth certificates that do not declare the gender of a child that is born in that state. In 2017 Oregon allowed a non-binary option on ID cards and … Continue reading OPTION “X”
Find the spiritual lessons in sports The Christian life is one of examination. For spiritual growth to happen, we must be diligent in seeking what God says about the things that we connect to in life. Almost everyone in … Continue reading Spiritual Lessons in Sports
The Day My Brother Bit My Big Toe! Way before “Charlie, you bit my finger” got popular, I was bitten by my brother Mike on the big toe. Brotherly love you might call it…. The situation was not unique as … Continue reading The Day My Brother Bit My Big Toe